The LA Rams continued a busy offseason with a move that nobody saw coming two months ago; signing Ndamukong Suh.
The LA Rams were already spoiled. Todd Gurley, Aaron Donald and head coach Sean McVay won offensive player, defensive player and coach of the year, respectively. Quarterback Jared Goff progressed nicely in his second season and looks like a future star. One of the best defensive minds in football, Wade Phillips, is leading the charge as defensive coordinator.
The LA Rams acquired Marcus Peters and Aqib Talib. Everything seemed to be set in stone. The Rams were bonafide Super Bowl contenders.
All of that intrigued Ndamukong Suh. Intriguing him enough to take a pay cut and sign a one-year, $14 million contract with LA. Los Angeles just turned a decent defense into one of the best in football. Let’s not forget that the offense last season was one of the most electric in football.
Knowing the Rams’ front office, they likely are not done. Here are four moves that the LA Rams should be looking to make after bringing in Suh.
1. Give Aaron Donald the contract he deserves!
This is THE most important thing for the Los Angeles Rams to do moving forward. Heck, the team should have done this a long time ago.
Aaron Donald is the best defensive player in football, period. The LA Rams should have been giving Donald whatever he asked for on his new contract, getting it done early. Now, we are approaching April and Aaron Donald very well could walk away.
However, with the recent signing of Suh, I highly doubt that. Suh obviously signed on the promise of playing alongside Donald. If Donald re-signing was still in jeopardy then it is hard seeing Suh take this much of a pay cut.
Hopefully, for the Rams, this is the case. Suh signed a six-year, $114 million deal with the Miami Dolphins when he was the best defensive tackle. Donald is worth at least six years and $120 million. Sign him ASAP.